New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Fullfield II or Monarch UCC for $65 more?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Fullfield II or Monarch UCC for $65 more?

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/17/2007 at 16:03
corjamwel View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: September/17/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 2
I am having a hard time deciding whether or not it is worth the extra $65 for a Nikon Monarch UCC 3-9x40. I can get a Burris Fullfield II on ebay for $165 including shipping, and the Monarch on this site for roughly $65 more (including shipping as well). Mind you this scope would be going on a under $300 rifle. Please give some opinions and/or suggestions. Thank you.

Edited by corjamwel
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/17/2007 at 16:15
GURU View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: September/14/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 16
i would buy the nikon monarch  over the burris, i have had both and the nikon seems to have much better glass.some of the higher end burris scopes are nice , but the fullfield 2 is more in line with the nikon prostaff or buckmaster. i used to be a big fan of burris and pentax until i had 3 bad pentax scopes in a row .
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/17/2007 at 16:21
chazgreen View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: December/31/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 36
Buy the Monarch, don't even hesitate. I just put a 3.5-10x50 on my 25-06 and it puts my burris SELECT to shame, let alone a lesser Fulfield. Figure the extra $65 over the next 10 years of hunting.........Chaz 
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/17/2007 at 16:25
cheaptrick View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar

Joined: September/27/2004
Location: South Carolina
Status: Offline
Points: 20474
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/17/2007 at 17:04
Big Squeeze View Drop Down
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Optics Master Extraordinaire
Avatar
GOOGLE NINJA

Joined: August/30/2007
Location: Anaheim, Calif.
Status: Offline
Points: 3143
Go with the Monarch!!!!!!!!!
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/17/2007 at 22:41
corjamwel View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: September/17/2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 2

Thank you all for your responses. Looks like in all likelihood I will be going with the Monarch, however, I would like to add one more option after doing some reading. What about spending just a little more and opting for the Bushnell Elite 4200 over the Monarch? Any more opinions?

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/17/2007 at 22:54
tahqua View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Joined: March/27/2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 8046

The Monarch smokes the FFII and the 3-9 4200 is a steal @ $260. I have both Monarch and Elite glass. My 3-9 Monarch is the equal of the 4200 IMO. I think both of these scopes, being a 3x zoom, are very clear.  Either is a fine choice and great all around hunting scope.

 

Welcome to O.T.

Doug

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/18/2007 at 11:18
ar15a292f View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: May/26/2004
Status: Offline
Points: 77
I'd go with the UCC 3-9x40 Monarch.  I am a Burris fan, I think that the FullField II is the best under $200 scope out there.  The scope that I have on my 30-06 is a Burris Signature Select 3-10x40 that I got from SWFA.  Right now SWFA has Nikon Monarch's for about $230.  Get the Nikon Monarch, it is definately the best deal out there at this time.  You won't regret it.  Get the best glass that you can afford.  Don't worry about the price of the rifle.  Get the Nikon.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/18/2007 at 14:18
DAVE44 View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman
Avatar

Joined: November/11/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 652
Since you have a Burris Signature Select and have experience with it and the Monarch how would you compare the two optically and adjustment wise?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/18/2007 at 20:59
pyro6999 View Drop Down
Optics Retard
Optics Retard
Avatar
OT TITAN

Joined: December/22/2006
Location: North Dakota
Status: Offline
Points: 22024
i love my monarch and i can tell you its better than my ffii by a fair amount.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/18/2007 at 21:56
Smokey53119 View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: November/02/2005
Status: Offline
Points: 165

I have all three.  The Monarch and the 4200 are better than the FF-II, but cost more so they should be better.  I do like the Ballistic Plex reticle though. 

 

The Monarch and 4200 are real close, maybe the same in quality, but the 4200 has rainguard, which I like.  I would be hard pressed to say either is better, so if you do not need or want rainguard get the less expensive of the two.  You honestly could not go wrong with either one.

 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Fullfield II or Monarch UCC for $65 more?"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Monarch vs. Fullfield II jason miller Rifle Scopes 10 2/8/2007 11:35:38 PM
Nikon Monarch vs Burris Fullfield II royy2 Rifle Scopes 14 9/19/2006 11:21:51 PM
monarch or fullfield II or conquest .243 ruger Rifle Scopes 10 12/15/2006 4:51:26 PM
Burris Fullfield vs. Burris Fullfield II DAVE44 Rifle Scopes 1
Burris Fullfield II vs Leupold VX-II Brett B Rifle Scopes 12
Burris Fullfield II vs. Leupold VX-II bigo_m Varmint Scopes 11 7/7/2006 9:28:07 AM
Fullfield II or Vari X-II fireflite3356 Rifle Scopes 8 2/11/2006 12:26:25 PM
VX2 vs Weaver Classic V vs Burris Fullfield II urbaneruralite Rifle Scopes 6
WTK: Nikon UCC Monarch akjunkie Tactical Scopes 3 8/2/2006 5:04:29 PM
Nikon Monarch UCC or Zeiss Conquest eddy k Rifle Scopes 3 12/2/2006 10:25:13 AM


This page was generated in 0.375 seconds.